UCL European & International Social & Political Studies


UCL European & International Social & Political Studies


Christopher Rickard

Christopher Rickard

Teaching Assistant for ESPS0001

Sections: Political Science I, II and III

Office hours: Thur 10:00 - 11:00
Location: 117 Foster Court

Tel: +44 (0)20 7679 2871 (Internal 32871)
Email: christopher.rickard.14@ucl.ac.uk

Personal Information

Kit is a second-year PhD candidate at the UCL Department of Political Science.

His doctoral study focuses on how external states affect civil wars, with a specific focus on how diverging forms of external support shape conflict dynamics. More broadly, he is interested in war history, civil wars, counterinsurgency, EU foreign policy, conflict resolution and international development.

He holds an MSc in Security Studies from UCL and a BA in European Studies from Trinity College Dublin, and spent a year abroad studying at the University of Freiburg, Germany. He has worked in non-governmental organisations and media platforms in Berlin and Brussels. Before starting his PhD, Kit worked in the Research Executive Agency (REA) of the European Commission, where he was involved with H2020 project management, H2020 evaluations and the European security industry.